Ink… a Drug (Nabokov’s #quote)

The last post of 2019…

What amazes me is that most days feel useless.
I don’t seem to accomplish anything – just a few pages,
most of which don’t seem very good.
Yet, when I put all those wasted days together,
I somehow end up with a book of which I’m very proud.
Louis Sachar

1. What a crazy year!!

2. Blurb for “SOPHIA von X” is ready!

 Genre: religious thriller, action thriller with the elements of mystery and humour.

It was supposed to be a vacation, the trip to a newly discovered tomb of Jesus…
When Sabina Ferrara was driving to Bingerbruck, Germany, she was hoping to put a painful marriage behind her. Certain unforeseen events turned against her and during a visit to Christ’s tomb, she is meeting Thomas von Essen – a dangerous thief, who is hiding behind the name of a decent family, pretending that he is a famous archaeologist. Against her will, Sabina is dragged into the middle of the stealing of biblical artefacts, killings and shootings. She ended up attracting the attention of an unknown enemy from Jerusalem, a wicked man called Papa Zen. A powerful mogul who knows too much about Sabina and her mysterious birthmark. She is the one he was looking for so long… 

12 lost pages from the Bible
Car chasing, guns, and fights
Yakuza and Ndrangheta families
Palermo, Istanbul, Jerusalem
Deaths, tears, broken hearts

Sophia von X is a story of violence and obsession, secrets and tragedy, lies, religious hate, and love.

Release: February 2020

2. Here’s the book cover, made by Ray. I like number #4, but I’m planning to order a professional cover in January though.

3. I decided to continue my ‘independent publisher’ journey in 2020. ✌️

4. I’m working on the children’s book (about a snail; age: 8-12). The text is 100% ready, and I have finally found 2 illustrators who are starting to work with the book on 15th of January. It will be published before Easter (under another pen name). 

5.  “So Absurd It Must Be True”, book #2 is 80% ready. Release date: 5th March 2020.

6. “The Secrets of A-Ria”, book #2 – in June 2020… That’s all so far. 

Stand at the top of a cliff and jump off and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄💐☃️ Rest… then get back to your writing – write MORE, write BETTER… Inspiration comes of working every day! 📚

Next post – IN 2020! 💃💃😜


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35 Responses

  1. Jeanne says:

    Wonderful Ray!!! Certainly intrigued!!! Im not going to say too much about my dreams of publishing, because if I say anything it never happens.. but seeing this post gives me a boost! Hope you don’t mind me tagging along. 🤓✌🏼✨

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      You can do it!! 😀⛄️☀️📝 Wish you all the best! Make plans & believe in yourself – & im sure it will happen!! 🕺🕺🕺

  2. Merry Christmas, Ray! Your posts are a gift to all of us 🙂

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 to you & your family too! Thanks for all support 😃✌️ and kind words!

  3. I like 4 too, and 5.

    Yeah, what a year. Congrats, my dear, and I want your 2020 to be even more prolific.

  4. Sorryless says:


    What an impressive year for you! And here’s to 2020 being even better and badder and more fruitful!


  5. alexraphael says:

    4 is my favourte one too, but I could easily imagine all those covers on any bookshelf.

  6. You have been busy this year, VR. More to come next. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  7. tom says:

    Happy Holidays and may the ink flow freely

  8. librepaley says:

    You’re amazingly prolific, and the covers look great – agree with #4. All the best for 2020.

  9. Eilene Lyon says:

    You’re so badass, Victoria! I like 4 and 3. Have a great 2020. 🍾 🎊 🎉

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you for your opinion! Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 more fun & smiles next year!!

  10. parkermccoy says:

    I like cover #4. That’s pretty sweet. Congratulations on your year!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thanks a lot! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 and all wishes come true!! and of coz more smiles & fun! 😀🎊🍫🤸‍♂️🦦

  11. K E Garland says:

    Congrats! You’re a busy woman <3

  12. kinkyacres says:

    Happy New Year! #3

  13. kinkyacres says:

    Birthmarks, always an Item of interest on the female body!

  14. markbierman says:

    Sophia Von X has all the key ingredients for a great read! Congratulations, Victoria, I look forward to February 5th!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Haha thank you : ) we’ll see…
      Still, a lot of work

      And happy new year 🎊🎆🎈

  15. Happy New Year Victoria Ray!

  16. parkermccoy says:

    That’s a cool quote. I often write a few pages in a day and I feel like I didn’t really write anything good either. Then I put them together and throw them out into the world. I mean, I don’t ever sell any but hey. I did it. So there’s that.

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